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Issue 160 - 10 November 2010

Books/ Reports recently added 
NZNO Library Collection

These books can be borrowed by NZNO members for a period of 4 weeks.The books are couriered out to you, so please supply your street address when you request any items.  We ask that you return these items on or before the due date.

1. National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework
Published in 2009

Abstract: In August 2003, MidCentral District Health Board established the Primary Health Care Nursing Development Team (PHCNDT). This team identified the need to identify and articulate the knowledge and skills that nurses require to care for people with diabetes. All nurses deliver care to people with diabetes. This National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework (NDNKSF) has been developed to assist all registered nurses to demonstrate that they are adequately prepared to provide the required care and education for the person with diabetes and related co-morbidities, whatever their practice setting. To promote best practice the NDNKSF is linked to national guidelines, standards of practice and the Nursing Council of New Zealand's competencies for registration.

2. Workplace age and gender: Trends and implications
EEO Trust 2009

Research and analysis by Dr Mervyl McPherson

 Based on analysis of age and occupation dataset from NZ Census, 1981 - 2006, provided by MERA in November 2007.
This paper is a response to the current and increasingly daunting crisis resulting from the shortage of nurses. Generally, workforce experts agree on three major approaches to augment the nursing workforce:
Recruiting, retaining and engaging staff is critically important in an economic downturn, when people's skills, intelligence and creativity are really put to the test. Like other developed countries New Zealand has an ageing population and an ageing workforce. Employers interviewed by the EEO Trust in 2008 said that older employees were good value, bringing reliability, experience and maturity to work. The employers were aware of the ageing labour force and most knew the age and gender profiles of their workforce, but few had specific policies or practices relating to employing older people.

3. Employment Relationships: Workers, Unions and Employers in New Zealand
Edited by Erling Rasmussen
New Edition - Published 2010

Abstract: With Labour's regulatory regime in place for ten years and the return of National to power , the present edition considers issues, changes and trends under the ERA and canvasses some of the major issues associated with employment relations: public policy, trends in collective bargaining, employee representation, labour market adjustments, changes in employment law and movements in the employment institutions.

4. Handbook of anger management: Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Approaches
By Ronald T. Potter-Efron
Haworth Press - Published 2005

Abstract: This handbook provides therapists and counsellors with a comprehensive review of anger and aggression management techniques, presenting specific guidelines to a number of useful methods. It offers straightforward solutions to the complicated problem of anger, detailing care treatment options and intervention methods that meet the needs of individual clients, couples, families and groups.

5. Ethics of Intervention Studies: Discussion document and draft ethical guidelines for intervention studies
National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC) - June 2008

Abstract: Health professionals offer 'interventions' to prevent, diagnose or treat illness or disease. They need to know which interventions are safe and effective for people who seek their help. Intervention studies are their main source of reliable information on this subject. In these studies the investigator intervenes and then studies the effects of the intervention. A clinical trial of a new blood pressure medicine is an example of an intervention study. Some intervention studies (for example with patients who are not capable of giving their consent) are highly beneficial to current and especially future patients, but New Zealand law does not provide clear pathways for their conduct. One of the aims of this document is to identify ethically sound pathways, in accordance with best international standards, to help investigators and patients to conduct these beneficial studies. This publication is also available on the NEAC website -

6. Te tūroro Māori me o mahi - The Māori patient in yourpractice: Guidelines on Māori cultural competences for providers
ACC - July 2008

These guidelines have been developed to assist healthcare providers in improving access and delivering appropriate advice, care and treatment to Maori clients. Information about cultural considerations for Maori and guidance on achieving compliance with the ACC Maori Cultural Competency Standards (referred to as "Hauora Competencies'  throughout this document) are included, together with examples of misunderstandings that can arise if the "Hauora Competencies" are not incorporated into clinical practice.

7. A nurse's guide to presenting and publishing: dare to share
by Kathleen T. Heinrich
Jones and Bartlett Publishers - 2008

Abstract: This book encourages nurses to 'tell their stories' and introduces you to four steps:
- Shift in perspective - see yourself as creative
- Self-reflect - explore your inner landscape
- Strategies and skills - practice the techniques and tools
- Support circles - develop mindful relationships with colleagues and friends
If you want to present in venues and/or publish in newsletters, magazines, and journals for nurse generalists or specialists, Dare to Share demystifies the process. After reading this guidebook you'll know how to find the slant that intrigues, the right audience, the best format, and a fitting venue or vehicle.

8. Mentoring and supervision in healthcare
by Neil Gopee
Sage Publications 2008

This authorative and up-to-date book examines the knowledge base, skills and attitudes required for mentoring in the context of healthcare.The text explores theories and research on mentoring by analysing their strengths and weaknesses. It also draws upon standards and competencies for mentors and examines how they can be applied in day-to-day mentoring and clinical practice activities. By adopting an analytical and interactive style, the book emphasises the application of theories and principles to various clinical settings.

Articles on "Social Media"
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9. Social Media Being Adopted by Patients, Health Care Providers
PT in Motion; Sep 2010, Vol. 2 Issue 8: p26-28
The article reports in the increase of patient communication through condition-specific communities and mainline social communities.

10. LEGAL BRIEFS. Patient Privacy and Social Media.
By: Hader, Amy al. AANA Journal, Aug 2010, Vol. 78 Issue 4: p270-274
Healthcare providers using social media must remain mindful of professional boundaries and patients' privacy rights. Facebook and other online postings must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), applicable facility policy, state law, and AANA's Code of Ethics. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

11. Suggestions for Smart Social Media Use.
National Nurse, Jul 2010, Vol. 106 Issue 6: p4
The article offers tips on how to maintain privacy and security in using online social networks and media.

12. Drafting Social Networking Policies
By Lazar, Barta. Information Today, May 2010, Vol. 27 Issue 5: p20
The article focuses on employee blogging and transparency. It notes that in implementing social media guidelines, employers should determine whether their employees are allowed to create blogs about the company. It also stresses the importance of transparency in cases where employees are permitted to write blogs on behalf of their employer. The guidelines from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) require disclosure from bloggers concerning material connections between them and the products and services involved in a blog.

13. What social media offers to health professionals and citizens
By McNab, Christine. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Aug 2009, Vol. 87 Issue 8: p566-A
The article discusses the growth of social media an online social networking sites that offer the prospect of much improved health communication for protection of public health throughout the world. It notes that one of the United nations Millennium Development Goal targets is to connect villages and hospitals with information and communication technology (ICT).

14. 7 rules for a modern business
By Mayo-Smith, Debbie. NZ Business, 01/10/2010, Vol. 24 Issue 9: p63
The author discusses the seven approaches to achieve success in business. The seven major rules or strategies include using Web site and appropriate social media sites that are important for the business, making online videos about the business offerings and offering good service and a good customer experience. She cites several cases where she examined the strategies based on her experiences while going to Kaikoura, New Zealand to conduct a private workshop.

15. Exploring the social media frontier.
By Anderson, Barbara. New Zealand Doctor, 30/06/2010: p36
The article examines how social media, such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter and, can help general practitioners to expand and improve their practice.

Journals - Table of Contents

16. From WIN: World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery, Vol 18, No 9 October 2010
16A. Acute myocardial infarction
16B. Being alert to dehydration [The problem of dehydration in the older population]
16C. Eliminating misery of CMPA [cow's milk protein allergy]
16D. A question of maternal health [maternity services are uniquely positioned to identify victims of domestic violence]
16E. Staying true to yourself [Assertiveness is just one of the tools needed to be true to yourself]

17. From The Tube, Volume 25, Issue 2, August 2010
17A. Update on the taskforce for bowel cancer screening
17B. The beginnings [How the gastro nurses began]
17C. How do we ensure that patients are fully informed?
17D. Westmead Endoscopy Symposium

Conferences & Symposiums

18. e-Health 2011: Enabling Health Outcomes
29 May - 1 June 2011
Venue: Toronto, Ontario
Abstracts are due: 15 December 2010
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19. ISAAC 20 year Anniversary Symposium - Asthma, eczema, rhinitis and the environment
The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Steering Committee with The University of Auckland and Massey University is pleased to host an international symposium on asthma, eczema, rhinitis and the environment
Date: Thursday 27 January 2011
Venue: Auckland, New Zealand

20. Biennial Conference - 2011 New Zealand Rehabilitation Association
The New Zealand Rehabilitation Association is pleased to collaborate with the National Institute of Rehabilitation Research (NIRR-NZ) and the University of Otago Rehabilitation and Disability Research Theme to offer this conference which will focus on innovation in rehabilitation, and in particular applications of novel technologies including virtual reality, and other ways to promote engagement in rehabilitation
Date: 3-6 March 2011
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Auckland

News - National

21. Safe Medication Management Programme

22. NEW ZEALAND: Nurses from all over the Pacific gather in Auckland
Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Press Release
More than 300 nursing leaders from 12 Pacific nations are gathering in Auckland today for the opening of the 15th biennial South Pacific Nurses’ Forum (SPNF), last held in New Zealand in 1992.

23. Report Finds Low Incidence Of Malnourishment Amongst Older New Zealanders
Voxy - 8 November 2010
The incidence of malnutrition amongst older people is low by world standards and where it exists, it is the result of related conditions, not the quality of care, says Martin Taylor, chief executive of the New Zealand Aged Care Association.

News - International

24. Watchdog detects chemical BPA in foods
Sydney Morning Herald - 10 November 2010
Australia's food safety watchdog has confirmed the presence of "very low" levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), the industrial chemical now facing bans overseas, in the nation's food supply. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) checked levels of the chemical, thought to leach out of plastic, in 70 everyday food items and found about 30 per cent had detectable BPA levels.

25. Energy Drinks: Is It Time To Tighten Regulation
Medical News Today - 02 Nov 2010
Concerns about energy drinks have been gathering pace, with some groups, particularly in the US and the UK, now calling for them to be more tightly regulated and for greater public awareness of what they contain, their potential side-effects and risk of addiction.

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